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Sunday, 14 September 2014

The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective novel written by Dan Brown, which explores an alternative religious history that the Merovingian kings of France were descended from the bloodline of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene.

Though Dan Brown asserts it is only fictional, the controversial story-line of The Da Vinci Code is based on Gnostic scriptures claims that the Catholic Church hushed up the ‘fact’ that Jesus had no divine nature and he married Mary Magdalene.

The novel was an international best seller, selling over 80 million copies as of 2009 and has been translated into 44 languages.

The Da Vinci Code is France's bestselling book ever. Over 25% of the population has read it.

When The Da Vinci Code was made into a film in 2006 it earned the second largest worldwide opening weekend gross in history.

The Catholic Church was portrayed as depraved and corrupt and many Christians around the world protested about the film. However others saw it as an opportunity for evangelism.

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